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Biagio, I run a commercial shop that drives a lot of screws. We use the top of the line Makita battery impact drivers. Extremely durable and far better than the contraptions called "drill drivers." Once you are used to them you can easily control how deep they set the screws. For something I rarely use I'd stick with a corded tool. I've got a corded Bosch SDS hammer drill that has been good.
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Got sick of it and bit the bullet.

Ordered a cordless Bosch rotary hammer, it came with a charger, battery, and an impact wrench, all 18V. Thinking of getting the 18V sander as well.

It seem to make sense to stay in the system and get another battery and an 18V saw. But for the same money I could get a wimpier but smaller Bosch/Makita 12V saw, drill, their batteries and charger. I shouldn't prefer the later, but for some reason I do.

I would prefer to keep them all blue so that it doesn't offend my aesthetic, but I suspect the 12V Bosch might have a small ergonomic problem because it can't stand upright on its grip like the Makita.

If my therapist is ineffective I might get the oscillating multi tool as well.
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I would prefer to keep them all blue so that it doesn't offend my aesthetic,
No problem. Paint them. My tools get painted bright yellow; helps brighten the shop, and makes it feel sunny.

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I’ll see if I can find “Bosch blue” in the paint catalog, if not this is a deal breaker for me.
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And like marriage ...... the batteries eventually wear down.
But batteries are much easier (and cheaper) to replace...
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The Bosch 12V drill / impact driver duo may seem weaker than 18V tools, but it's doing excellent work in my shop and they are much lighter (and easier on the wrist) than my 18V Ryobi. I use the drill for pre-drilling and the impact driver to drive the screws (duh...) and don't have to change bits. It's true, however, that these tools can't stand on their own, unlike most of the 18V tools.
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But batteries are much easier (and cheaper) to replace...
True -- especially the cheaper part.

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The Bosch 12V drill / impact driver duo may seem weaker than 18V tools, but it's doing excellent work in my shop and they are much lighter (and easier on the wrist) than my 18V Ryobi. I use the drill for pre-drilling and the impact driver to drive the screws (duh...) and don't have to change bits. It's true, however, that these tools can't stand on their own, unlike most of the 18V tools.
I guess it is safe to say that the primary usage of drill/impact driver on woodworking is for screws.

Personally I deal with mostly small screws around 1", at most 2". 12V is plenty for those.

The 18V rotary hammer I got is 7lb, the 18V impact wrench that came with it is 4lb, all without batteries. If they offered the 12V impact driver or drill as a choice I would have picked them. As it is now it is a little hard to justify a whole new platform for just a single drill (I think I might be getting the 18V saw for the versatility). That said the drill will probably be my single most used power tool.
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A battery operated circ saw is a pleasure to use. Not good for construction where you're chopping up heavy, wet lumber all day long, but so easy to pick up and use with a guide to cut up ply on the fly. Used it yesterday to trim off a 1/4 inch from the top of a door. Quick and easy. It's a DeWalt. Recently found the 18v batteries on sale for $100, far cheaper than the $150 a pair at HD. I had a local battery company rebuild a Makita battery pack and they did a poor job, used undersized batteries. Has anyone had a DeWalt or other bramd battery rebuilt and how well it worked. In theory, it should be fine.

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Default OK, I'm convinced. I'm willing to go cordless, the right way.

After much thinking about it, have decided that if I'm going to go cordless, to go all the way. I figure one of these is a good place to start.
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